Eight riders will join the squad for the new season.
The team, which is entering into the second year of its venture with Soudal Quick-Step, will have a total of 15 riders. They will be hoping to mirror its successful 2023, which saw it take an amazing 29 victories, and has overseen Warre Vangheluwe, Gil Gelders, William Junior Lecerf and Jordi Warlop earning a place in the full men’s team for next year.
Five Belgians – Niels Driesen, Jelle Harteel, Gauthier Servranckx, Lars Van den Heede, Viktor Soenens, one Frenchmen, Gabriel Berg, one Italian, Renato Favero, and the Brit Cormac Nisbet with join the team, with seven riders retained for their second year with the squad: Belgians, Senne Hulsmans, Jan Kino, Leander Van Hauthegem and Jonathan Vervenne, Dutchman Pepijn Reinderink, and Andrea Raccagni and Federico Savino from Italy.
The squad will again take on some of the best races available to them, in an attempt to nurture this talented group of young riders to be the best cyclists that they can be individually, as well as teach them how to work and thrive in a team environment similar to that of the World Tour outfit.
Speaking of the make-up of the squad, Devo Team manager Bart Roosens said: “We have 15 devo riders next year, eight of which will be joining us for the first time and it will be a big challenge to see how they will go at the Under 23 level. There are some huge talents amongst the group, and I have trust in our scout Johan Molly, who has researched them all. It will be hard to have as good of a year again as we did in 2023, where we had a splendid season with so many wins and saw six of our riders move to become professionals, something which we are very proud of. The intake for this year is quite a young group, which makes it a harder challenge but one we are looking forward to taking on.”
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